March 18, 2004 at 3:50 p.m.
“It’s great to see the two teams we played make it the finals,” said Orwoll, Chisago Lakes head boys hockey coach.
Granted, the Wildcats didn’t have much of a shot against Breck, the section 5A champion and eventual state champ. The Mustangs defeated the ‘Cats 14-1 in the section quarterfinals. Still, the fact that the Mustangs are now officially the best teas in class “A” hockey lessens the blow a little bit. As for Orono? Chisago not only played against the Orioles, they played with them for two periods, eventually losing 6-3. The Wildcats have always wanted to see the best and this season, they truly did....the best two teams in the entire state. The fact that they held their own is just icing on the cake.
-Speaking of hockey, former Wildcat Chad Anderson will be playing at the Xcel Energy Center this week after his Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves advanced to the WCHA Final Five for the first time in the history of the school. Alaska, seeded eighth in the WCHA playoffs, punched their ticket to St. Paul after defeating Wisconsin in a best two-out-of-three series last weekend. Their most recent win came last Sunday. In that game, the Seawolves won 4-1 and Anderson finished with a plus two. On the season, Anderson has played in 35 games this season, scoring two goals and adding five assists.
-Chisago Lakes junior David Olson finished the season with 11 points last Thursday in the ‘Cats 49-33 loss to Totino-Grace in the section 6AAA boys basketball tournament. That leaves Olson 230 points away from the 1,000 mark in his career. If Olson reached the mark, he would become the fifth player in Chisago Lakes history to top 1,000 career points, joining Chad Masche, Mike Rowe, Keith Hasselquist, and Kari Schmidt. Schmidt is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,653 career points.
-Former Viking Traci Reimann finished her first season with the University of River Falls, started 26 games for the Falcons womens basketball team. Reimann finished the season averaging 9.1 ppg and 8.2 rpg. Her 8.2 rebounds per game led the team. Elsewhere, sophomore Megan O’Hern played in 15 games this season for Minnesota Duluth, averaging 3.7 points per game. The Bulldogs finished the year 20-11 overall. As a freshman, Christina Sampson saw action in 25 games this season for St. Olaf, putting in 3.9 ppg and grabbing 4.5 rpg. In addition, Kelly Lines helped Eau Claire to a 21-6 overall record. Lines just completed her sophomore season.